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High-Grade 1966 Topps Collection (1,250 cards) Including More Than 65 Hall of Famers!

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $11,400

Presented is a tremendous high-grade collection of approximately 1,250 cards from the 1966 Topps set, highlighted by more than sixty-five Hall of Famers, including Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, and Sandy Koufax. This collection has been consigned by the family of an old-time collector who kept his sets stored away safely for decades. These cards were very likely pulled directly from packs and stored away in the year of issue! When we received the cards, they were stored tightly in row boxes, from which we proceeded to build complete or near-complete sets, which were sold in past auctions and realized $10,800 and $14,400, respectively, due to their extraordinary quality! This collection represents the balance and includes heavy duplication.

The 1966 Topps set is one of the most popular classics of the decade. After winning the Most Valuable Player award in 1965, Willie Mays was honored by Topps with its card #1 position in the 1966 set. The set has the distinction as the only Topps set to feature Roberto Clemente, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays on the same card (#215). The cards in this collection grade Nr/Mt or better overall (including many Mint), with a small percentage technically grading lesser due to centering issues. We submitted twenty-two cards to be graded by SGC. Keys: #1 Mays (NM 84), 28 Niekro (Nr/Mt-Mt), two 30 Rose (both NM 84), six 36 Hunter (four Nr/Mt-Mt and two Nr/Mt), 50 Mantle (EX 60), two 70 Yastrzemski (NM 84 and Ex-Mt), two 72 Perez (both Ex+), seven 100 Koufax (five NM 84, one EX/MT+ 82, and one Ex), two 110 Banks (Ex-Mt and Ex), 120 Killebrew (NM/MT 88), two 125 Brock (Nr/Mt and Ex+), 132 Cepeda (Ex-Mt), two 160 Ford (both Ex), 195 Morgan (NM 84), two 200 Mathews (Ex-Mt+ and Ex+), four 254 Jenkins RC (one NM 84, one EX/NM 80, and two Ex), four 255 Stargell (three Ex-Mt and Ex), 288 Sutton RC (NM 84), six 300 Clemente (two NM 84, one EX/NM 80, and three Ex), two 310 F. Robinson (both Ex-Mt), four 320 Gibson (three Nr/Mt and Ex-Mt), two 365 Maris (NM 84 and Ex), 390 B. Robinson (Ex), 410 Kaline (NM/MT 88), two 420 Marichal (Ex-Mt and Ex), 430 Drysdale (miscut, otherwise Ex), four 500 Aaron (one NM 84, two Ex, and one drastic miscut). This is an incredible high-quality collection of cards from this popular 1960s Topps issue! The equivalent SMR value in the assigned grades for just the twenty-two graded cards is $2,116. Total: approximately 1,250 cards.  Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $11,400

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